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Principle: Inducing Any Animal to Move Or to Change Its Motion and Thereby Intentionally Causing Fear of Injury Or Annoyance to Others by Such Act, is an Offence of Use of Criminal Force. - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Inducing any animal to move or to change its motion and thereby intentionally causing fear of injury or annoyance to others by such act, is an offence of use of criminal force.  

Facts: X incites his dog to chase and run after his neighbour Y, to teach Y to stay away from him. The act is done without neighbour‘ consent and against his will 

Options

  • X has committed no offence 

  • X has committed no offence because no harm is caused to Y 

  • X has committed no offence because he intended only to put fear in the mind of Y 

  • X has committed an offence of use of criminal force 

Solution

X has committed an offense of use of criminal force 

Explanation:

X has committed an offence of use of criminal force.  The principle defines criminal force as “Inducing any  animal to move or to change its motion and thereby  intentionally causing fear of injury or annoyance to  others.” X inciting his dog to chase Y is an instance of criminal use of force. X intentionally causes a fear of injury or annoyance, which makes it an offence.

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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